Mathematics 3

# Web Quests

## CHAPTER 7

### CREATING A FLAG

In this web quest your child will use their knowledge of shapes to describe 2 flags of their choice, as well as create and describe a flag of their own.

### Part A

1. Together, read the Introduction to the Student page. Discuss the questions presented. Some flags you could discuss are; the pirate flag, peace flag, and the white flag.
2. Visit 1 or 2 of the following websites which show a wide array of flags of the world:

World Flag Database

Flags of All Countries

Flags of the World

You may also want to have your child do his or her own web search as flag-related websites are quite numerous and easy to find.

3. Browse the collections of flags. Have your child choose 2 of his or her favourites. Before choosing, remind your child that he or she must be able to describe the flags using math language.
4. Have your child print a copy of each flag. Have him or her describe the flags using math language.

### Part B

1. Discuss with your child what story he or she wants his or her flag to tell.
2. Have your child design his or her flag. Review the rules before beginning.

### Part C

1. Orally or in writing, have your child describe his or her flag. His or her description should include:

a) the story it tells;

b) an explanation of his or her choices of images;

c) identification and description of shapes using math language.

Your child should be familiar with the following vocabulary: parallelogram, symmetry, lines of symmetry, congruent, vertices, vertex, parallel, and rhombus.